Technology

Sprint will sell Google apps, tech support

Sprint is aiming the service, starting Aug. 18, at midsize businesses. In addition to Google’s roster of business apps, including Google Docs, Google Drive and Google Vault, Sprint will provide information technology support and sell its own mobile service and phones.

Business

Area home construction remains vibrant

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said in its latest survey that 359 permits for single-family homes were issued last month, up from 333 in June 2013. That was the busiest June since 2007 and continues a recent trend of strong building activity. Additionally, more permits were issued through June for apartments and other multifamily units than in any six-month period since 2001.

Nearly half of Kansas City area health care workers lack bachelor’s degrees

The health care industry is fueled more by workers who have an associate degree or less than it is by workers who have earned bachelor’s degrees in health-related fields. A Brookings Institution study says the less educated health care workforce makes up more than half of the nation’s health care labor pool. In the Kansas City area, it’s 46.1 percent.

Nearly half of Kansas City area health care workers lack bachelor’s degrees

The health care industry is fueled more by workers who have an associate degree or less than it is by workers who have earned bachelor’s degrees in health-related fields. A Brookings Institution study says the less educated health care workforce makes up more than half of the nation’s health care labor pool. In the Kansas City area, it’s 46.1 percent.

Today's Market

A one-stop shop for dorm decor

Jeff Gawronski founded DormCo.com four years ago with a business model that takes a few pages from Amazon’s playbook. DormCo carries about 4,500 products, including comforters, lamps and other lights, futons, loungers, benches and other seating, and customized products such as lofted beds.

A one-stop shop for dorm decor

Jeff Gawronski founded DormCo.com four years ago with a business model that takes a few pages from Amazon’s playbook. DormCo carries about 4,500 products, including comforters, lamps and other lights, futons, loungers, benches and other seating, and customized products such as lofted beds.

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Bristol 2Q net drops on lower drug sales, charges

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s exit from the diabetes business, plus higher taxes and research spending, combined to slash the drugmaker's second-quarter profit by 38 percent, but the company handily beat Wall Street's muted profit expectations.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Bristol 2Q net drops on lower drug sales, charges

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s exit from the diabetes business, plus higher taxes and research spending, combined to slash the drugmaker's second-quarter profit by 38 percent, but the company handily beat Wall Street's muted profit expectations.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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New Ford CEO makes first big management change

Mark Fields appointed Kumar Galhotra president of the Lincoln line effective Sept. 1. Galhotra, currently Ford’s vice president of engineering, takes up the task from Jim Farley to turn around Lincoln, where sales have fallen 65 percent from a 1990 peak.

Business

Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar

Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.